Emperor Gum - <3 (Shadow)

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I've been following director Edgar Wright since seminal sitcom Spaced and so I took Cinnamon to see 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' pretty much ignorant of the source material. I can't remember a better vibe in a movie theatre, it was incredible!

Cinnamon picked up the comics after and adored them. Even more so than in the film, Kim Pine gets a hard time being hated by her flatmates, not sure of what to do with her life and clearly not totally over being dumped by Scott.

Anywho, she kinda gets a happy ending but since she was my favourite character I felt she deserved a love song. We attempted to write in the vein of the Sex-Bomb-Omb music from the film, shouted random lyrics inclusive. While imitating other styles is not our strong point, I think we did okay.



We are Emperor Gum and if you don't know about Scott Pilgrim this song won't make any sense!

Here we go!

Saw you working at the video store
I'll be kind and rewind
You counter walk out the door

A redhead on fire, your expression like ice
Hang out with me and I'll treat you like a princess

Come on!

Kim Pine, this Valentines
Say you'll be mine
Let's burn some time

Watch out!
Pick it up!
2-3-4 go!

You're beating a pulse into my brain
Snaring my heart with your freckles and fame

Skip the wine
Maybe a coffee or two for a table
Take me in change

Kim Pine, be my Valentine
Leave bygones behind
Yeah, we'll be fine



from SpinTunes #4: Round 2, released February 14, 2012




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